Making change happen: Public affairs, policy and campaigns at Hft

Hft works with learning disabled adults to ensure they can live their life, their way. Together we speak up and work with decision makers, such as MPs who work in Parliament, to make positive change for learning disabled people.

Read the thoughts of our CEO, Steve Veevers, in his blog ‘Mind the political gap – it’s time to get serious about social care reform’.

Voices for Our Future: Calls for action from learning disabled adults 

Voices for Our Future is our plan for making change. This is based on what learning disabled adults say is important to them so they can live their life, their way. It explains the key issues that, together, we will call for change on over the next five years.  The key issues are: social care, the world of work, attitudes and housing.

A group of people are stood outside holding boards that say 'Attitudes', 'The World of Work', 'Housing' and 'Social Care'
Rachael, Erin, Elliot and Shaun holding boards promoting the Voices for Our Future launch in London

Read Voices for Our Future, watch the animation, or click on the icons to read more about our calls for change.

If you want to help us make change, check out the Walk in Our Shoes Network below to see how you can get involved.

For practical support on how to vote, visit My Vote My Voice.

Voice for Our Future plan Voices for Our Future Easy Read
  • Social care

    We want a future where everyone with a learning disability gets the right support at the right time Find out More
  • The world of work

    We want a world where learning disabled people have the opportunity to earn a fair wage in a job we enjoy Find out More
  • Housing

    We want a world where everyone with a learning disability can live fully in a community we choose Find out More
  • Attitudes

    We want a world where everyone with a learning disability is treated equally and with kindness Find out More
  • Walk in Our Shoes Network

    Become a member of Walk in Our Shoes, and help Hft with our campaigning, fundraising and media work to create change Find out More
  • Sector Pulse Check

    The annual Sector Pulse Check report provides a snapshot of the financial health of the adult social care sector Find out More